Potato acreage drops throughout valley

09/14/2011 09:47:00 AM
Tara Schupner

Although the area is dry, the valley typically provides a good climate for growing potatoes, with warm and sunny days and cool nights, Ehrlich said.

Because it is surrounded by mountains and the valley’s floor is about 7,500 feet above sea level, it tends to have fewer disease or pest problems, he said.

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